Originally Posted by apeyros
GoldMember, the AK video I posted here (and which i believe represents more of a typical average client run) doesn't have any sluffs involved. And it was exactly my point - the steeper terrain at resorts wich is scraped off and bumped up mostly by incompetent gnar-shredders whom we have discussed in the other thread, is much tougher than nice and steep powder run somewhere in the wilderness.
The sluff management is required on some seriously steep terrain which is also rather dangerous for avalanches. So that's another story.
PS: and the reason i am posting the POV's is that most of the videos dedicated to certain runs are POVs.
Yes, I understand on the POV shots you linked. My comment was a general comment to people who post up POV's, asking to edit them. When you search for specific runs, you're going to likely find POV as it seems everyone has a GoPro these days and wants to share with the world so, my comment wasn't directed at you as I understand your purpose.
On the AK video, breaking it down:
Clue Zone - Didn't see sluffing nor did it look particularly steep.
Pyramid - We know this is steep and yes, there was sluffing
Cauliflower - I saw some sluffing but it was kind of hard to tell with the shadowing
Lower Pontoon Shoulder - Shot was too far away to tell but I would guess it is prone to sluffing as you can see by the side shot that it's plenty steep
Meteorite - Sluffing and again, we know that one's steep
Clueland - Didn't look that steep from the opening shot but I saw some sluffing. Toward the end of the run, the skier picked up speed and may have been ahead of the sluff so we couldn't see it.
Also, depending on conditions, the snow there is not always prone to sluffing. As I mentioned before, the maritime snowpack sticks to everything and until a cold enough, dry high pressure system comes in, the upper layer of the snow doesn't dry out enough to start to sluff. It's not known the exact conditions when these were shot so it's hard to judge the slope's propensity to sluff. I may just have to get an inclinometer and go measure these runs myself to know the exact angles and report back.